“9 \ 10 If you enjoy dark sci-fi themes and like a challenging RPG with some roguelike elements, then look no further than Dead Shell. ” Christine Chan,

Blaster-wielding mercenaries vs beasts from the labyrinth: who will win? You're commanding a die-hard assault squad. Destination: Plutonia, a settlement on a Doom-4 class planet. Shuttle cargo: a range of lethal weapons, from axes and chainsaws to blasters and BFGs. Anything might come in handy in Plutonia, the Federation's most remote colony.

Scientists, miners, guards – all sorts of civilian personnel worked there until recently. A week ago, the Center received a mayday signal from the settlement. Demonic roars and screams of terror filled the comm channel, and then it fell dead silent.

It's time to descend into the infernal abyss and show the demons who's the boss here. Fight your way through all the circles of hell to reach the very bottom. Look cosmic evil in the face and emerge victorious.

Game Features
- A new dungeon every time
- Hellish bestiary
- Full range of weapons
- Elite mercenaries
- Level up your squad

What’s New

Version 1.2.71

- turned off unavoidable ads. Now watch ads only to receive additional bonuses;
- rebalanced difficulty of the gameplay and reduced clonning time for high-level mercenaries to perform best gameplay feelings;
- added cloud save;
- optimized game resources so loading process now takes 3 times less;
- added Japanese and Korean localization.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
528 Ratings

528 Ratings

Slxndnsksjdh ,

This game is awesome

I love this game a lot and it’s style is great. The controls are simple and the gameplay is easy to understand. The art style is epic and very interesting. The whole game as is is very fun and enjoyable. I do have some suggestions that I think could make it much better though. Just having your avatar’s sprite moving around the room as you play would give more of a sense of location and be a bit more interesting. Also having more background pictures that are different for each room when you battle just to make it more immersive, along with images of the monsters you’re fighting and not just the tiny sprites next to their health bar. Also adding power ups and usable items like bombs or shields or maybe temporary weapon upgrades would help with making the game a little more involving so it actually takes a little strategy to play. These ideas I think are simple, but I really think they would make the game just a bit more interesting and immersive

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review and wonderful suggestions! We are always happy to hear your new ideas and our developers take every suggestion into consideration. We hope that our future innovations will meet your expectations.

JoshAZem ,


I’m sorry developer for the slightly negative review about the ad reward for beating the boss level. You’ve been very persistent with your reasoning of these ads and I get it now. I’ve seen worse amount of ads that are forced on mobile users. My issue from the beginning was that the ads didn’t start until I was further into the game and after beating a handful of bosses. This is a great game and I love the random encounters that give player extra crates, corpses, and (my fav) machine gun guy that blasts through the enemies and is almost a guaranteed win.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry to see that you experiencing problems with ads in the game.
But unfortunately this is our only way to make this game free for you.
Don't forget that you can support the developer and remove ads by any purchase in the game.

Confused but appreciative ,

Leans heavy on IAPs to progress

This is a fun little game with charming graphics, great music (although there aren’t many songs; you’ll often hear the same one repeating multiple times), simple mechanics, and a relaxed pace of ad presentation.

However, this game relies heavily on IAPs to level-up, leaving you to stare at your up-arrow filled character select screen with no means of doing anything until you’ve scrounged up the money to do so.

And although the mechanics are presented well, the “fun well” eventually runs dry, as very little changes as you continue throughout the game. You get new guns, enemies and characters, but that’s about it.

Also, on the topic of enemies, the further you get through the levels, it becomes exceedingly more difficult to continue with a full clear (and sometimes even a semi-clear), since enemies so more damage, or poison you to the point where you have to use premium currency to continue by healing yourself at a game over or a vending machine (and yes, I’m aware of the medic, but eventually even his ability can’t keep up).

I do like this game, but it outlived its stay rather quickly do to the negative factors I listed. I look forward to more from this developer, but hopefully they tone down the need for players to pay just to enjoy a consistent experience.

Developer Response ,

Thank you a lot for the detailed feedback! We appreciate your opinion and will bear it in mind for future development.


107.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
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In-App Purchases
  1. 100 DNA $2.99
  2. Starter Pack - trooper $7.99
  3. 25 cases $12.99


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